Darla Wegener

Twelve Bridges library now closed Fridays

Library patrons will now have one less weekday to peruse bookshelves and check out DVDs for the weekend. Starting this week, the Twelve Bridges Library will be closed on Fridays. ...

Department heads recommend huge cuts

The message to close the General Fund’s structural deficit without the use of reserves was heard loud and clear by city staff during Wednesday night’s budget workshop. The thr ...

Library hours down to 12 a week?

Darla Wegener, Lincoln’s library director, has a grim message about the Carnegie and Twelve Bridges libraries. “Next year, we’re not budgeting any programs at all. Right now ...

Celebrating the Freedom to Read

This year, during “Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read” from Saturday to Oct. 2, I am choosing to reread the recently challenged book, “Speak,” by Laurie Hal ...

Communities thrive at your local library

This week is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in our community. The Lincoln Public Library is celebrating ...

Residents show support at City Hall during a rally for the library

Sixty residents showed up in front of City Hall Tuesday at 9 a.m. in support of saving the city’s libraries. The Twelve Bridges Library is facing $125,000 in budget cuts, which ...

Twelve Bridges Library facing $125,000 in budget cuts

The Twelve Bridges Library is facing $125,000 in budget cuts for next year. That figure is half the amount Sierra College contributed to the library last year, according to Darla W ...

Thanks and giving from the library

You might think I am having a hard time finding a way to be thankful this year. As you have heard, the library here in Lincoln is struggling to make ends meet, just like most of ...